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Author Topic: Just wanting to say Hi - two weeks in to Viek/Exviera/Rib  (Read 5416 times)

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Offline Irishgirl

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Just wanting to say Hi - two weeks in to Viek/Exviera/Rib
« on: April 06, 2017, 04:06:02 pm »
Hi all just wanted to introduce myself as I've lurking the past fortnight here. I just started treatment two weeks ago, into my next fortnight of the above, am geno 1A, the first week and half was horrendous with fatigue, I tend to be "always tired" with my hep c, and I can cope with that or the periods of stronger fatigue but this has been horrendous, sleeping for 11 hours and waking up feeling like I've drunk a bottle of vodka (no alcohol obviously :D) but into third week now and starting to feel a little more normal tbh, I would have always done classes in the gym but couldn't do it, managed two this week, which I am happy with as they actually help my anxiety, lift my mood, and seem to be giving me energy in a weird kinda way, the itching was horrendous also, I got some aqueous (sp?) Cream with menthol and this has been quite helpful and I am drinking lots of water etc, got my bloods done so they said they would adjust the ribo, I also had a some headaches and cold chills, but the do seem to clearing a little more now. To be honest I feel like I have been giving a gift of life and this is going to so worth it, they recently dropped the viral load level in order to give the medication to someone like me who have a level of either 6 or 0.6 I don't fully understand that part, Doctor said it was on a level of 1 - 10 and I am two, I was diagnosed back in 2004, anyone sorry for the long post :D
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Offline Lynn K

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Re: Just wanting to say Hi - two weeks in to Viek/Exviera/Rib
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2017, 04:16:56 pm »
Hi Irish girl and welcome

You are probably getting a little anemic from the riba that would make you feel extra tired and even explain the chills. Also can make exercise more difficult.

Just listen to your body if you are tired rest as needed and soon you will be finished up and on your way to better health

Good luck
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!

Offline Irishgirl

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Re: Just wanting to say Hi - two weeks in to Viek/Exviera/Rib
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2017, 04:19:15 pm »
yep they mentioned that in the hospital, they said my hemo levels were excellent starting off, but I know this can change, but it's going to be worth it I am being as positive as is possible :) my moods have been pretty hectic too, it's a good job I have a extremely patient husband who loves me and puts up with me :D

Thank you.
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Re: Just wanting to say Hi - two weeks in to Viek/Exviera/Rib
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2017, 04:27:11 pm »
some people are affected by riba more than others - if it gets too bad, let your dr know as they can sometimes adjust the dosage. They did for me and I still cleared.

It's worth it in the long run. Good luck!
CURED SVR24  Class of 2015
Wk 12 post EOT 30.11.15: ALT 14 AST 22 GGT 22 VL UND
Week 19 07.08.15: ALT 17 AST 23 GGT 25
Week 12 18.06.15: ALT 21 AST 23 GGT 28
Week 8 25.05.15: ALT 23 AST 27 GGT 30 VL UND
Week 4 20.04.14: ALT 30 AST 36 VL 40
Treatment start 23.03.15: ALT 137 AST 185 VL 342,600
Cirrhosis Child-Pugh A, Genotype 1a - Viekira Pak + riba 24 weeks
Total failure interferon/ribavirin/boceprovir Mar 2013


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